George Harrison: a handwritten letter and related cassette recording of Ry Cooder, 1988,
Lot 395
George Harrison: A handwritten letter and related cassette recording of Ry Cooder, 1988,
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
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George Harrison: a handwritten letter and related cassette recording of Ry Cooder, 1988, George Harrison: a handwritten letter and related cassette recording of Ry Cooder, 1988,
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George Harrison: A handwritten letter and related cassette recording of Ry Cooder,
1988,
the letter in black felt-tip pen on Friar Park Studio stationery, reading, 'Dear Renate & Sylvi? (sounds like a circus act!) Here is the Ry Cooder song from his new L.P. (Get Rhythm) - with the famous accordion I was speaking about. The 3 tunes from ''Chicken Skin Music'' are quite old and I realise not the sort of music you are doing - but I send them for the hell of it - so you can really ''get into'' the accordion - man! (women!) Thanks for the 'do' the other night it was good to see you all. love from George (Harrisong)', together with a C60 cassette tape annotated with recording details in black ballpoint on each side by George and a statement of provenance; letter 8¼ x 11½ inches (21x29.5cm)

Footnotes

  • This letter was sent to Sylvia Griffin, after she met George at a party given by Elton and Renate John. Sylvia had become friends with Renate a few years earlier when Renate was working as a tape op/sound engineer in Air Studios in London. She and Sylvia then worked on some songs together at the studio in Elton John's Windsor home and played some of the material to George at the party. He liked one song in particular and he subsequently added slide guitar to it. It was released as a single in 1988, 'Love's A State Of Mind', on Elton's Rocket label.
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